Comments on: The evanescence of Twitter debates http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2010/12/30/the-evanescence-of-twitter-debates/ A slice of lime in the soda Sun, 26 Oct 2014 19:05:02 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.5 By: ftantillo http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2010/12/30/the-evanescence-of-twitter-debates/comment-page-1/#comment-22624 Mon, 03 Jan 2011 16:00:54 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/?p=6748#comment-22624 test

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By: ace25 http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2010/12/30/the-evanescence-of-twitter-debates/comment-page-1/#comment-22618 Mon, 03 Jan 2011 10:22:45 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/?p=6748#comment-22618 Twitter is more alive and real time. Share opinion without feeling afraid of being embarrassed.

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By: Th2Shay http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2010/12/30/the-evanescence-of-twitter-debates/comment-page-1/#comment-22574 Fri, 31 Dec 2010 23:28:13 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/?p=6748#comment-22574 Do you prefer a medium like Facebook where it’s a controlled environment, so Big Brother can watch us? Or are you suggesting only those who want to write a Thesis by Blob should be allowed to contribute to the debate? I think the readership have shown their preference, time to get off your high horses.

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By: murrayabraham http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2010/12/30/the-evanescence-of-twitter-debates/comment-page-1/#comment-22562 Fri, 31 Dec 2010 16:18:30 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/?p=6748#comment-22562 As you said yourself the Greenwald/Wired debate was big enough so as to be archived.

I for one find it a good thing if minor pointless spats, which have become legion with professional internet punditry, go down the drains of oblivion.

Just because the internet has made “opinion journalism” more accessible to a larger number of scribes doesn’t mean every bloody piece of blabbering needs to be enshrined.

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By: tinyvox http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2010/12/30/the-evanescence-of-twitter-debates/comment-page-1/#comment-22559 Fri, 31 Dec 2010 15:56:44 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/?p=6748#comment-22559 Twitter, Facebook, Tumblr, and blogs in general are ADD. Only “new” stuff seems to matter on these platforms.

It’s a big deal that the Web has no memory. We created tinyvox to try to give users a tool with which they can reclaim their ability to remember things.

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By: burtherman http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2010/12/30/the-evanescence-of-twitter-debates/comment-page-1/#comment-22533 Fri, 31 Dec 2010 02:27:26 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/?p=6748#comment-22533 Twitter is indeed evanescent — but there is great content there and on other social media sites. It’s quite hard to pull it all together and to tell a story across different social networks. It’s something we’re working on at my startup Storify, please come check it out at http://storify.com

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By: Paddy_Johnson http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2010/12/30/the-evanescence-of-twitter-debates/comment-page-1/#comment-22524 Thu, 30 Dec 2010 23:06:22 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/?p=6748#comment-22524 Twitter isn’t the ideal commenting add-on because users can only tweet 140 characters at a time.

The problem I have with twitter is that it’s used for all these things it’s not very good at. It’s a selective feedreader except for how now everyone posts everything to twitter and since people tend to retweet a lot of the same material, the feed’s basically a bunch of endlessly repeating links. Twitter’s also a place for conversation, except that of course, following a conversation on twitter is hell.

Blogs handle comments better than twitter, and if publishers better recognized the value of content produced by these threads and paid a few of us to moderate them, then we wouldn’t have to have Sean Bonner parse out a tweet for us. My sense though, is that this inefficiency is cheaper for publishers which is why it persists.

Twitter is awful at search, but it’s worth mentioning that blogs are really only nominally better at archiving. The problem with digital media in general is that it’s up to either the individual or a business to pay hosting and domain fees. Permanence is just an idea in the web world, never a reality.

Anyway, I use twitter all the time, but let it be known that I hate it.

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By: johncabell http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2010/12/30/the-evanescence-of-twitter-debates/comment-page-1/#comment-22523 Thu, 30 Dec 2010 22:29:40 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/?p=6748#comment-22523 Twitter could be the ideal commenting add-on, if a few details were worked out. Someone is going to make a billion dollars by figuring it out. Twitter is becoming the de facto forum for comments on stories and sagas, and is the fast lane for link exchange. So clearly some kind of conveyance which marries these two seems the next step.

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By: GlennFleishman http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2010/12/30/the-evanescence-of-twitter-debates/comment-page-1/#comment-22504 Thu, 30 Dec 2010 17:35:57 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/?p=6748#comment-22504 It’s sometimes difficult to be quite as offensive in 140 characters as it is in email or a blog post, and I’ve seen bitter enemies actually conduct substantive conversations in Twitter.

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By: x7o http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2010/12/30/the-evanescence-of-twitter-debates/comment-page-1/#comment-22495 Thu, 30 Dec 2010 13:53:16 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/?p=6748#comment-22495 Why would you recommend Blake Hounshell’s summary as “excellent” ?

xunguxungu’s post is much better about it:
http://zunguzungu.wordpress.com/2010/12/ 29/glenn-greenwald-and-wired-magazine-i- see-no-reason-to-doubt-poulsens-integrit y-or-good-faith%E2%80%9D/

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